Category Archive: Texting

Nov 15

Need a laugh? Latino Times says “Let this website come up with your next Facebook status”


If you’ve logged onto Facebook at any point in the past few days, you’ve almost certainly seen oddly on point non sequiturs filling your news feed. These are coming to you straight from a new app called What Would I Say, which trolls your Facebook presence to pick up your most used word and phrases, and …

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Nov 04

BlackBerry Abandons Bid to Sell Itself, Thorsten Heins, CEO out.


BlackBerry abandoned its bid to sell itself on Monday, and announced it will replace its chief executive. Fairfax Financial, BlackBerry’s largest shareholder with a 10 percent stake, said it won’t buy the struggling smartphone company and take it private but said that Fairfax and other investors will inject $1 billion as part of a revised …

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Jun 21

How the U.S. Got Broadband Right By Lowell C. McAdam


As senators consider President Obama’s nomination of Tom Wheeler to lead the Federal Communications Commission, some observers have painted a dire picture of the state of Internet availability in America. One legal scholar, Susan Crawford, has argued that “prices are too high and speeds are too slow,” though she supports Mr. Wheeler, a venture capitalist …

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May 09

State Farm Wants A Few Good Neighbors To Stay In The Right Lane And Test Its Driving App.


In a novel exercise that is one part mobile app beta-test and one part clever branding, State Farm is looking for 5000 people to download its RightLane Android app for testing. The company is trying to see how much driving information it can collect accurately without the plug-in devices that are commonplace among some insurance …

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May 01

LISTA Guest Blogger Mario H. Lopez on Leveraging Mobile Broadband for Hispanic Communities

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No one can deny the impact that Hispanics are having on America’s political, cultural, and economic spheres.  Across the nation, Hispanics are not just changing the landscape because of what they do, but rather how they do it. With regard to broadband access – a crucial service that fuels American innovation, job creation, and educational …

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Apr 30

Messaging Apps are Now More Popular than Texting.


Smartphone instant messaging applications like iMessage and WhatsApp are more growing in popularity and even far outpacing traditional SMS, according to a new study from Informa. In 2012, on average 19.1 billion messages were sent and received each day over the six most popular mobile chat applications, including Blackberry Messenger, Nimbuzz, Apple’s iMessage, KakaoTalk, WhatsApp, …

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Jan 08

So Who Gets Custody of the Facebook Profile Info After a Divorce?


Stacy Thibodeaux was furious when she discovered pictures of her children on her ex-husband’s online dating profile soon after they divorced. “I went through the roof,” Thibodeaux, 45, remembers. She confronted her ex, saying it wasn’t appropriate to have their young children’s images on She says he simply blocked her from viewing his profile. …

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Jan 07

Social Media Slows Us Down by Innis Buggs


There’s only one thing left to do: confess while you still have time. Let’s face it, the daily grind started well, but became more mundane by the hour and your virtual “social life” just couldn’t wait. In fact, why should it? It only takes a few minutes to hop online and update the Facebook status …

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Jan 04

Samsung Extends Lead over Apple.

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South Korea’s sales grow 35%, versus 33% of the U.S. firm, according to Strategy Analytics, Apple could launch an ‘iPhone Mini’ to compete in lesser market, says the company. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd could extend its lead over Apple Inc in global sales of smartphones this year thanks to a growth of 35%, helped by …

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Nov 20

FCC Chairman Agrees it is Time to Put the Brakes on Texting and Driving.


Make texting as intolerable as drunken driving. We all know we should never drive drunk, but one in three Americans admit to doing something as dangerous: texting and driving. Today, we rely on our mobile devices to check e-mail, to stay in touch with friends, and to check the latest news or sports scores. We …

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